Three Strike Laws

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All across America, two and three strikes laws have been part of the Justice Department’s Strategy for Anti-Violence. These kinds of policies make a few requirements. One of the requirements is that if an individual has been found guilty of committing a felony that was violent, and also has two convictions on their record, they will serve a life sentence automatically. The two strike and three strike laws main focal point is to highly increase the punishments of the individuals that are convicted of more than two crimes that are considered serious. The purpose of this essay is to discuss two strike and three strike laws, if these laws positively or negatively affects the society, and if whether or not these laws are fair. Two and Three Strikes…show more content…
If there is a firearm involved in a crime, agencies refer to the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), to achieve the prolonged incarceration of armed, violent offenders. Under this Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, it gives the agencies power and authority to emphasize the "Three Strikes, You're Out" requirement. This assist agencies with offenders that are violent and repetitive. This requirement plays an important role in every agency’s strategy for anti-violent crime. (Harris, n.d.). There have been a few benefits and positive outcomes for implementing the three strikes law. These benefits include, but are not limited to: 1) justice being served for the victims of the crimes and it also removes the criminals not only from the streets, but from the community as well, 2) criminals are deterred because once they have three strikes, they have no more chances, and 3) criminals would retire, flee the state, and even change their whole behavior and ways of thinking (Harris, n.d.). Research has found that before there was a “three strikes law” there were set recommendations for the third time offender. For example, child molestation in the first degree that also had two prior sex offense would receive approximately nine years and six months for their sentence. Another example is…show more content…
These types of policies have quite a few requirements. One of the requirements is that if an individual is found guilty of committing a felony and that act was also violent, and they have two convictions on their record, that individual will serve a life sentence automatically. The two strike and three strike laws main objective is to vastly increase the punishments of the individuals that are convicted of more than two crimes which have been considered serious. The purpose of this essay was to discuss two strike and three strike laws, if these laws positively or negatively affect the society, and if whether or not these laws were
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